Definition of "sake" []

  • Purpose; motive: a quarrel only for the sake of argument. (noun)
  • Advantage; good: for the sake of his health. (noun)
  • Personal benefit or interest; welfare: for her own sake. (noun)
  • A Japanese liquor made from fermented rice. (noun)
  • Benefit or interest (esp in the phrase for (someone's or one's own) sake) (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The purpose of obtaining or achieving (esp in the phrase for the sake of (something)) (noun)
  • Used in various exclamations of impatience, urgency, etc (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "sake" in a sentence
  • "Some singular nouns ending in an _s_ sound form the possessive by adding the apostrophe alone; as, _for appearance 'sake, for goodness' sake_."
  • "But the farther they go, in the pursuit of wealth, for the sake of happiness, especially if successful in their plans and business, the more they forget their original purpose, and seek wealth for the _sake_ of wealth."
  • "+boon -- for the sake of Christ not only the believing on Him but also the suffering for His sake+; [11] a sacred privilege when it is involved by"